Primaries, Parties and Ranked Choice Voting: What you need to know
The Midcoast Chapter of the League of Women Voters will hold a public forum on May 15 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., Rockland to discuss party primaries, how they work in Maine, who can participate, why they matter, and what people need to know about ranked choice voting for this election.
The forum will include a panel discussion by:
Sandy Maisel, Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government at Colby College;
Peter Mills, two-time candidate for governor and long-time Maine state legislator; and
Liz Smith, former chair, Knox County Democrats, current member of the Maine Democratic Party Executive Committee; and others.
In addition, a report on the status of ranked choice voting will be presented by a member of the League of Women Voters of Maine. The purpose of the event is to educate voters and encourage them to take part in the primary election. It is not a candidate forum.
The event is cosponsored by the Midcoast Chapter of the League of Women Voters, Rockland Public Library and the Knox County Retired Educators Association. Light refreshments will be served.
The League of Women Voters of Maine is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. They never support or oppose any political party or candidate.